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Chiaroscuro Quar­tet

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MOZART String Quar­tet No. 19 SCHUBERT String Quar­tet No. 13 Chiaroscuro Quar­tet Aparté AP022 67:06 mins

‘This is an im­pres­sive de­but record­ing, and the light and shade of the play­ing fully jus­ti­fies the name the group has cho­sen for it­self.’ De­cem­ber 2011

MOZART String Quar­tet No. 15 MEN­DELSSOHN String Quar­tet No. 2 Chiaroscuro Quar­tet Aparté AP092 58:06 mins

‘This Mozart Quar­tet No. 15 doesn’t at­tempt to sound gra­tu­itously beau­ti­ful, but digs into the tragic sub­stance of the mu­sic, and the play­ers aren’t afraid to bring flex­i­bil­ity to the pulse.’ June 2015

HAYDN String Quar­tets, Op. 20 Nos 1-3 Chiaroscuro Quar­tet BIS BIS-2158 (hy­brid CD/SACD) 74:34 mins

‘The Chiaroscuro Quar­tet play on gut strings with lit­tle vi­brato and in­cline to fastish tem­pos. Where they sur­pass those ear­lier “pe­riod” per­for­mances is in the ra­di­ant re­fine­ment of their sound and their suave sen­si­tiv­ity of phras­ing.’ Novem­ber 2016

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